Dodgers 2, Rockies 2: Clayton Kershaw gives up a home run

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gives up home run in his second appearance of spring training

ON THE MOUND: In his second start of the spring, Clayton Kershaw gave up a run and three hits over three innings. Kershaw walked one, struck out two and gave up a third-inning solo home run to Nick Hundley. "Had a few more misfires than the last start, but overall got done what I needed to get done," Kershaw said. "Not great, but OK." After Kershaw was taken out of the game, he made extra throws in the bullpen to prepare for his next start, which is expected to be four innings. A.J. Ellis has caught Kershaw in his first two starts; Yasmani Grandal is expected to draw the assignment next time. Dustin McGowan pitched an inning and was charged with a run and two hits, including a double. He also threw a wild pitch. Joe Wieland pitched two scoreless innings. David Aardsma, Paco Rodriguez and Pedro Baez each pitched a scoreless inning, with Rodriguez striking out the side on nine pitches.

AT THE PLATE: Outfield prospect Scott Schebler tied the score with a solo home run in the eighth inning. The organization's minor league player of the year in 2013, Schebler is batting .429 (six for 14) in six games.

EXTRA BASES: Zack Greinke will make his first Cactus League start Wednesday, when the Dodgers visit the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. … Teenage left-hander Julio Urias is scheduled to pitch in relief against the Cubs. … Right-hander Joel Peralta (shoulder) threw live batting practice and could pitch in an exhibition game Friday. … Left-hander J.P. Howell (groin) played catch.

UP NEXT: at Chicago Cubs, 1 p.m. at Sloan Park, Mesa, Ariz. On the air: TV: SportsNetLA.

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
44°